San Diego: This Weekend (June 14-17)

Top events in town this weekend include PACIFIC's Margarita Month Grand Tasting, San Diego International Beer Festival, San Diego County Fair 5K and Carne Asada Fries Fest. 

6.14: San Diego's Gay Bar History documentary viewing party

Head to Hillcrest's The Rail to join the celebration and watch the new KPBS documentary, “San Diego’s Gay Bar History,” where the storied spaces of local gay bars are celebrated for all the things they were to their patrons, and for all of the things they had to be. Read more about the documentary here— Karla Peterson

The Rail: 3796 Fifth Ave., Hillcrest,

6.15-16: Whitney Cummings 

“Use your head. You know, if you love me, you’ll think ahead. Little things, like, if you love me, and you buy me lingerie as a gift, don’t buy me a small top and a medium bottom. If you love you, you’ll buy me a large top and a small bottom, and I’ll exchange that shit on my own time.” — Whitney Cummings on I Love You

@ The American Comedy Co.,

6.15-16: InterGalactiCon

Unleash your inner fan at this intimate event where you can nerd out without the anxiety that generally accompanies next month’s colossal con. — Michael Benninger

Town and Country Hotel, Mission Valley,

6.15: Borgeous  

Miami-based DJ John Borger has released numerous singles over the last five years, and dropped his debut LP, 13, in 2016. He released an album of remixes and seven more singles last year, returning in March with new track, Making Me Feel— Scott McDonald 

@ OMNIA,  

6.15: Anna Lunoe 

The L.A.-based DJ, singer, producer, radio show host and recent CRSSD Festival veteran was the first woman to mix for Ministry of Sound in her home country of Australia, and in 2016, became the first solo female to perform on the main stage of EDC Vegas. In March, Lunoe released her latest single, Blaze of Glory, on her own label, Hyperhouse. — Scott McDonald 

@ Spin, 

6.15-17: San Diego International Beer Festival

California’s biggest beer fest is back with nearly 200 breweries serving signature suds and hard-to-find favorites with a handful of educational demonstrations led by the industry’s best. — Michael Benninger

Del Mar Fairgrounds, Del Mar,

6.16: Hayden James 

The Aussie producer and singer toured with Odesza and Disclosure, wrote a song on Katy Perry’s Witness album and scored a No. 2 hit in his home country with last year’s single, Numb. His latest, Just Friends (feat. Boy Matthews), was released in April. — Scott McDonald 

@ Quartyard, 

6.16: 4th annual Margarita Month Grand Tasting Event

Taste dozens of margaritas created by the cit's top bars and restaurants while enjoying Mexican munchies and rocking out to mariachi/DJ beats. More than 25 mini-margaritas are included with the tickets, which can be purchased here ($25 advance/$40 at the door).

Horton Grand Hotel, Gaslamp,

6.16: Barks & Brews Beer Festival

Head to the waterfront with your favorite furry friend to enjoy a day of local and national craft breweries, clothing and oof vendors, and dog contests ( including best dressed and a doggie talent contest).

Embarcadero Marina Park North, Embarcadero Waterfront,

6.16: Larry the Cable Guy 

“Been a crazy week for me this week. My grandma was on medical marijuana, and she broke her hip the other day. She tripped playin’ hacky sack.” — Larry the Cable Guy on We’ve Been Thinking

@ Del Mar Fairgrounds,

6.16: RITZ (Rendezvous in the Zoo)

A magical evening of cocktails, gourmet dining and animals await you at this annual black-tie gala benefit taking place beneath the stars. — Michael Benninger

San Diego Zoo, Balboa

6.16: The Secret Society of Adultologists: Summer Camp

Remember back to the days of summer camps. Maybe you were the awkward kid with braces or the shy kid who didn't want to participate in any activities. Well, now's your chance to hit the restart button or relive the days of summer camp glory during The Secret Society of Adultologists: Summer Camp edition — complete with good food, science activities and a rooftop bar.

San Diego Natural History Museum, 1788 El Prado, Baloa Park,

6.16: Fifth annual San Diego County Fair 5K

See a whole new side of the famous county fair during this behind-the-scenes run/walk that takes place before the park gates open to the public. — Michael Benninger

Del Mar Fairgrounds, Del Mar,

6.16: 24th annual Taste of the Gaslamp

San Diego's original culinary tour is back with more than 20 of the Gaslamp’s best  restaurants and an epic beer garden courtesy of Karl Strauss Brewery. — Michael Benninger

Throughout the Gaslamp,

6.16: North Park Beer Co. second annual IPA Festival

Be there when North Park’s eponymous brewery celebrates its second birthday with an epic IPA event where guests and judges vote for their most-beloved beer. — Michael Benninger

North Park Beer Co., North Park,

6.16: Carne Asada Fries Fest

Nosh on an assortment of asada fries from 15 different restaurants, then wash down that deliciousness with a perfectly paired brew or cocktail at the live concert. — Michael Benninger

Chula Vista Marina Park, Chula Vista,

6.16-17: A Ship in the Woods Music and Arts Festival

This inaugural outdoor music and art festival invites attendees to experience a lineup of diverse and notable performers representing a wide range of genres and focusing on protecting our environment. — Michael Benninger

Felicita County Park, Escondido,

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